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ASC 4170: The Holocaust

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Genocide Germany

World War 1939-1945 Jewish Resistance

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Holocaust Reference Sources

Adler, C. (Ed.). (1964). The Jewish encyclopedia; a descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times (Vols. 1–10). New York: Ktav Pub. House. Call No: DS102.8.J4 A3

Alpher, J. (Ed.). (1986).Encyclopedia of Jewish history : events and eras of the Jewish people. New York: Facts on File. Call No: DS118 .E465 1986b

Cohen, S. S. (Ed.). (1987).Antisemitism : an annotated bibliography (Vols. 1–3). New York: Garland.
Call No: DS145 .A5747

Levy, R. (Ed.). (2005).Antisemitism : a historical encyclopedia of prejudice and persecution (Vols 1–2). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. Call No: DS146.E8 A58 2005

Wistrich, R. (Ed.). (1982).Who’s who in Nazi Germany. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Call No: CT1063 .W48 1982b

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Holocaust Web Sites

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A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Offers timelines and resource activities for k-12, as well as invaluable information regarding timelines, people, music, literature and visual arts and much more. Produced by the Florida Center of instructional Technology.

American Jewish Committee - Global Jewish Advocacy
Established in 1906, the AJC has worked to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide by promoting democratic and pluralistic societies that respect the dignity of all peoples. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action. Our key areas of focus are:Combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry; Promoting pluralism and shared democratic values; Supporting Israel's quest for peace and security;Advocating for energy independence;Strengthening Jewish life.

Anti-Defamation League's Holocaust Information Center
Provides current articles, information and valuable links to on-going and relevant international events which continue to surround the Holocaust.

ASC4170 Custom Google Search
Search only within sites that you know are scholarly and authoritative. This custom google engine searches only within apx. 20 preselected sites chosen by your librarian.

Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)
Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees from central Europe, the AJR has extensive experience attending to the needs of Holocaust 70,000 refugees(including the 10,000 from the Kindertransport) and survivors who came to this country before, during and after the Second World War.

Bibliographies of the Holocaust by Topic
Extensive lists by topic and/or age group, maintained by the University of South Florida.

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a resource for information and teaching about the Holocaust and contemporary aspects of genocide as defined by the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1948) as well as varying definitions by university scholars and researchers.

David S Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies teaches the history and lessons of America’s response to the Holocaust, through scholarly research, public events, publications, and educational programs. Based on the research of Professor David S. Wyman concerning America’s response to Nazism and the Holocaust, the Wyman Institute focuses on the abandonment of Europe’s Jews during the Nazi era, the efforts to promote rescue, and the moral and historical lessons of those experiences.

Genocide Watch
Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. This authoritative site seeks to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide.

German Propaganda Archive
Courtesy of Calvin College. This site offers a collection of English translations of propaganda material from Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. Includes copies of posters, speeches, photos and more.

Glossary & Pronunciation of Holocaust Terms
This site offers a glossary of common terms and names associated with the Holocaust and provides phonetic as well as an audio file on the pronunciation. Part of A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust provided by the Florida Instructional

Holocaust Chronicle
The Holocaust Chronicle Web site contains every word and a generous selection of images from the 700+ companion book of the same title. Information found in this book and on this Web site has been gathered and fact-checked by top Holocaust scholars.

Holocaust Denial
Maintained as a joint project of Emory University and Emory's Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, its mission is to educate the public about the threat Holocaust denial poses to history, society, law and identity. Includes a collection of primary documents and educational materials as aids to students, teachers, journalists, and the general public.

Holocaust Encyclopedia
Maintained by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Contains articles about refugees, the liberation, trials for war crimes and much, much more. Information also available in either French or Spanish.

Holocaust Research Project (.org)
Maintained the the Holocaust Education And Research Team (HEART) provides extensive information on ghettos, timelines, economics of the holocaust, camps, the resistance, trials and much more. Includes survivor stories and an image gallery as well.

Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Virtual Library is a very comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. More than 13,000 articles and 6,000 photographs and maps have been integrated into the site. The Library has 13 wings: History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel & The States, Maps, Politics, Biography, Israel, Religion, Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, Vital Statistics and Reference.

Kindertransport Association
The Kindertransport Association (KTA) is a not-for-profit organization of child Holocaust survivors who were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. KTA members include many who came to live in the United States of America or Canada, and their subsequent generations. National Office based out of Hicksville, NY.

Nizkor Project: Holocaust Denial
Site which monitors falsehoods and misinformation relative to the Holocaust as well as provides quick links to many relative points of information.

A Holocaust 'Cybrary', this site contains images, educational information, virtual tours of concentration camps and the journeys of Holocaust Survivors through interactive maps.

Timeline of the Holocaust
This link from remember.org provides a quick snapshot of the timeline and major events of the Holocaust. From the Survivors of Shoah Study Guide.

Heroes (Rescuers) & Survivors

Adopt a Survivor - Extending the Life and Legacy of a Holocaust Survivor Youth Program
Holocaust survivors are aging or dying and eventually will not be here for future generations. Adopt a Survivor hopes to have these powerful memories and personal accounts "adopted" by participating high school, college and graduate students. The site contains full program and contact details.

Association of Jewish Refugees: isurvived.org
The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain. Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees from central Europe, the AJR has extensive experience attending to the needs of Holocaust refugees and survivors who came to this country before, during and after the Second World War. Links to abstracts and articles available.

Holocaust and Rwanda Survivors Join Forces on Tolerance Message
Surprising Soul Mates: David Gewirtzman has been a speaker for the Nassau Holocaust Memorial since 1995. So poignant was one of his presentations, 10th grader Jacqueline Murekatete wrote a heartfelt letter to Gewirtzman expressing how as a survivor of Rwanda, she was completely able to identify with him and found many similarities in their life stories. Today, the pair tour all over the country to deliver a joint message of tolerance from two very different worlds which nevertheless suffered the same outcome. Streaming video available.

Holocaust Survivor Children
Custom search engine allows students to search for Holocaust survivor children from pre-vetted websites.

JewishGen Holocaust Database
JewishGen's Holocaust Database is a collection of component databases containing information about Holocaust victims and survivors. It incorporates over 100 datasets which contain over 1.1 million entries.

Shoah Foundation Institute
Maintained by the University of Southern California, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education has an archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute works with a global network of partners to provide an array of valuable educational services that reach educators, students, and the general public around the world.

Museums & Tolerance Centers

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum
Photos, maps, historical information and a bookstore are some of the many items available from this official memorial site.

CANDLES Holocaust Museum
CANDLES - Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors - is a unique site which devotes itself to survivors (then children) of Mengele's experiments. Founded in 1995 by a twin who survived, history as well as first hand accounts are provided.

Center for Jewish History (CJH) in NYC
The Center embodies a unique partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center serves the worldwide academic and general communities with combined holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles—the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside of Israel. Located at 15W 16th St. NYC.

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
The mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the Holocaust, a unique catastrophe that reflects the horrors of antisemitism, and to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice, hatred, apathy, and violence against all minorities. The center seeks to promote an awareness and understanding of the tragic lessons of the Holocaust; to engender a commitment to actively resist discrimination and intolerance; and to nurture respect for the uniqueness of every human being in order to better enable people to live together in peace and harmony.

Jewish Museum of New York
The largest Jewish museum in the Western hemisphere, its displays highlight the continuity and diversity of 4,000 years of Jewish culture. Located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street.

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives - Queens Borough College
Widely acknowledged as the most extensive collection on the east coast. Resources and trunks available for teachers and educators.

Museum of Jewish Heritage - NYC
A living Memorial to the Holocaust. Located at 18 First Place at West Street and Battery Place.

Suffolk Center for the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding
CHDHU maintains significant collections of original materials that document the Holocaust and chronicle slavery in America. CHDHU's mission is to educate the community on historical events and acts of genocide, such as the Holocaust, and on human rights atrocities, such as slavery, to teach and demonstrate approaches to preventing such acts and events from occurring in the future, and to foster peaceful coexistence in our community.

Temple Judea of Manhasset Holocaust Center
Temple Judea of Manhasset began its illustrious history in 1955 with 75 charter families. The mission of its Holocaust Center is to educate young and old on the evils of prejudice, to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and to combat ignorance, hatred and violence. The Center provides: Lectures by historians, scholars and educators, Testimony by Holocaust survivors, Permanent historical exhibits and much more.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Provides a library with a full online catalog and librarian access, this site serves as a living memorial to the Holocaust. Its mission is to stimulate leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.

Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, is the Jewish people’s memorial as well as the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust. Yad Vashem is a leader in Shoah education, commemoration, research and documentation.

Video & Art

Art & Politics of Arthur Szyk
Maintained by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this is a display of Szyk's political cartoons against the Nazi regime and racism.

Art & Remembrance
Art and Remembrance uses the power of personal narrative in various forms of art to illuminate the effects of war, intolerance, and other forms of social injustice. Maintained by Holocaust Museum, Houston, Texas.

Berga: American GI's in a Concentration Camp
Courtesy of PBS. It is the story of American GI's who worked as slave labor in Berga am Elster, a satellite concentration camp to the notorious Nazi death camp Buchenwald.

East German & Nazi Propoganda
Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material. Maintained by Calvin College.

Holocaust History Project
The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial.

Holocaust Video Testimonies
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, with an archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute works with a global network of partners to provide an array of valuable educational services that reach educators, students, and the general public around the world.

Moving Image Archives: Nazi Concentration Camps
This one hour video footage contains photos taken by the US military at liberation of various camps. The website warns:**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.**

Steven Spielberg's Jewish Film Archive
Contains a searchable catalog as well as a dedicated section to the Holocaust. Created in conjunction with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

To Save a Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue
From an originally published internet book, this site presents first hand accounts from 6 rescuers from 4 different countries.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

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